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Information Sciences Letters

Information Sciences Letters

Abstract

This study aimed at identifying self-esteem and its relationship to some demographic variables among students with learning disabilities in Irbid, Jordan. The study used the descriptive methodology and used a scale to measure the levels of self-esteem among 2000 male and female students from the third and fourth grades in primary schools in Irbid city. The results revealed that the level of self-esteem was average. There were apparent significant differences in the levels of self- esteem due to the effect of gender, and the differences came in favor of males. The results also showed no statistically significant differences due to the effect of the school grade. In light of the results of the study, the researcher recommends raising the level of the students’ self-esteem through cooperation between school administrations, teachers, and students’ parents, and researchers conducting developmental studies, comparing levels of shyness and self-esteem among students at different ages and environments.

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